Cover Letters for International Students

Producing a cover letter can be overwhelming, and the best way to get started is by studying successful examples from your discipline and related fields. This workshop has an emphasis on grammar, tone, and presentation of ideas specifically for international students.


1) cover letters power point

2) Web resources:

Graduate School Notre Dame: Cover Letters

Cal Berkeley: Cover Letters for International students

Purdue: Job Search for International Students, cover letters

Giving an Effective Academic Presentation

From lectures to conference presentations to job talks, you will certainly give numerous presentations throughout your academic career. This workshop focuses on what an American academic audience expects. It covers preparation strategies, proper body stance, hand gestures, intonation, eye contact, and how to use presentation materials effectively.

Resources: Powerpoint

University of Waterloo, Center for Teaching Excellence: Using Visual Aids



Strategies for Listening and Note-Taking

Listening, comprehending, and taking good notes on a lecture can be difficult to do, especially when working outside one’s first language. This workshop identifies strategies one can use to improve one’s abilities, and suggests further ways to practice these skills.

Strategies for Listening and Taking Notes For International Students

Purdue OWL Transitional Devices


“Many Things” Listening Exercises

A Guide to Listening Comprehension and Note-Taking